Gangtok, 05 Mar (IPR): Taking into consideration the upcoming Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha polls, a review meeting with all political parties was organised by the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (O/o CEO) at Conference Hall in Balwakhani.
The programme was chaired by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Shri R. Telang, accompanied by Special CEO, Shri Prabhakar Verma, Additional CEO, Smt Roshni Rai, and Superintendent of Police (East), Shri Hemraj Rai.
During the training, resource person, Assistant Director (IT), Shri Debahish Shilal, briefed about the newly launched IT applications of Election Commission of India for use during General Election, 2019.
Shri Shilal elaborately explained the concept of IT applications cVigil mobile application which is an innovative mobile application for citizens to report violation of Model of Conduct during elections. He stated that the android based mobile application will work within the specified jurisdiction and will be operational after the implementation of Model Code of Conduct.
Later, he covered the various topics like Go verify 1950 a voter help line number which will help citizens to verify their names in the Voter list, their polling station details and even demonstrated how it functions. Topics like Voter Helpline App and PwD App, National Grievance Redressal Service and Suvidha Application were covered during the presentation.
Further, there was a discussion among the different political parties members where their queries on MCC were answered by the Chief Electoral Officer, Shri R. Telang. He also discussed on various aspects of election expenditure for upcoming election and urged every political parties to to go through the ECI guidelines carefully for conduct of a free and fair election.
Lastly, vote of thanks was proposed by Additional CEO, Smt Roshni Rai.